Mouchette

Edition no. 363

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Licensor
Rialto Pictures
Directed by: Robert Bresson
Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feeling with Mouchette, one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film. Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic father, and a baby brother in need of care, the teenage Mouchette seeks solace in nature and daily routine, a respite from her economic and pubescent turmoil. An essential work of French filmmaking, Bresson’s hugely empathetic drama elevates its trapped protagonist into one of the cinema’s great tragic figures.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 (Anamorphic)
Audio: French 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 1 Disc |  DVD-9

Supplements

  • Audio commentary by renowned film scholar, critic, and festival programmer Tony Rayns
  • Au hasard Bresson, a half-hour documentary about the director, including behind-the-scenes footage of Robert Bresson directing Mouchette
  • “Traveling,” a segment from the cine-magazine TV series Cinéma, featuring on-set interviews with Robert Bresson and actors Nadine Nortier and Jean-Claude Guilbert
  • Original theatrical trailer, cut by Jean-Luc Godard
  • Insert featuring a new essay by writer Robert Polito

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Release Credits

Artwork: Sarah Habibi
Producer: Kate Elmore

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